How she makes Fintech fabulous (Recruit Rockstars 431)

Supply Chain is the topic of the day. Covid has turned it upside down & inside out. Fortunately, a wave of novel companies have come to the rescue & straighten things out. Including Relay Payments, the fintech company reinventing payments for the logistics category. (Think of it as the “Venmo for Logistics”) Badly needed in […]

From Nuclear Sub Engineer to Inc5000 CEO (Recruit Rockstars 430)

Andrew Amann wasn’t always CEO & Founder of one of the nation’s fasting-growing companies. He started as a Nuclear Sub Engineer. And taught himself business. …And hiring. …And how to lead a team. When he was ready, he set out on his own course… a fascinating one. Now, Andrew is CEO of NineTwoThree Digital Ventures, […]

Meet the Guru of SaaS & Leadership (Recruit Rockstars 429)

If you lead a SaaS company, you likely know Dan Martell, as the Founder & CEO of SaaS Academy. But even if you’re in a different industry, Dan has a ton to teach about how to scale your business. Fast. Because he’s built & exited 5 companies. Most noteworthy, Dan was Founder & CEO of […]

CEO with 4 Startups & 3 Exits. How he hires (Recruit Rockstars 428)

Joseph Ansanelli makes leadership look deceptively easy. Perhaps it’s because he’s done it more times than most. Or because he brings the humility to know that it’s a lifelong journey. Based in SF Bay Area, he’s CEO & Co-Founder of Gladly, the company he incubated during his time at Greylock Partners. Joseph is fond of […]

The Inc5000 CEO Behind The Swag (Recruit Rockstars 427)

These days, if you’re not sending swag to your candidates & new hires, you’re missing out. I’ve been doing it for years… Books. Wine glasses. Electronics. Shirts. Anything to tip the scales in my favor – when they’re signing a job offer. But it’s been a logistical nightmare. …Until now. Meet Michael Martocci, CEO & […]

How He Predicts if Your Candidate Will Bomb (Recruit Rockstars 426)

If you’re like most leaders who hire, you’ve experimented with using online assessments to see if your candidates have the right stuff. You’ve probably also wondered how accurate they are & whether you’re using them the right way. Let’s find out. The Predictive Index is considered the industry leader. This talent optimization company uses behavioral, […]

How She Leads 200 People… Remotely (Recruit Rockstars 425)

Tracy Tobin is Chief People Officer of Denver-based Adswerve, the leading Google Marketing Analytics & Cloud Partner. Following a 13-year career leading HR at The Integer Group, she was ready for something new. Enter Adswerve. Adswerve is a team of media & analytics veterans who believe that smart marketing is built on data discovery. The […]

How She Built a Culture of Authenticity (Recruit Rockstars 424)

Ten years ago, Jilliene Helman was working in Union Bank’s wealth management group. She couldn’t help but notice that the bank’s wealthiest clients earned their fortunes in real estate. When our government passed the 2012 JOBS Act (intended to encourage funding of small businesses by easing securities regulations), Jilliene saw an opportunity. So she quit […]

VC Brad Feld Gets Philosophical (Recruit Rockstars 423)

Brad Feld is one of the nation’s most prolific Venture Capital investors & business authors. He’s been investing in early-stage companies since 1995, with dozens of successes to his credit. Based in Boulder, Brad is Co-Founder of both Foundry Group and Techstars. Foundry’s portfolio companies include Whoop, Suzy, Ordermark, Glowforge, and Drip. When he’s not […]

How This CEO Built a Unicorn Team (Recruit Rockstars 422)

Nothing lights me up more than a meaty conversation with a successful entrepreneur. I just bagged the elephant (You can thank me later.) Godard Abel is one of the most successful SaaS entrepreneurs you’ll meet. And G2 is his Unicorn baby. After wrapping his studies at Stanford MBA and MIT Engineering, Godard was Co-Founder & […]